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Hall Of Fame Trainer Leatherbury Honored On 90th Birthday At Laurel Park

Surrounded by family, friends, racing officials, and fans, legendary Hall of Fame horseman King T. Leatherbury was remembered with a sign and special etched crystal trophy by the Maryland Jockey Club Sunday at Laurel Park to commemorate his 90th birthday. Georganne Hale, the first woman to serve as racing secretary at a major North American […]

Laurino Captures MJC Champions Handicapping Tournament

Anthony Laurino of Raleigh, N.C. finished with a balance of $3,502 to top a field of 146 entrants and capture the Maryland Jockey Club’s Champions Handicapping Tournament held Saturday at Laurel Park. The spring edition of the bi-annual Champions Tournament was hosted in Laurel’s refurbished second-floor clubhouse sports bar, open to players for a fee […]

Carrasco Sixth In Return To Riding Sunday At Laurel

Nearly 4½ months after being injured in a spill at Laurel Park, journeyman Victor Carrasco made his long-awaited return to the races Sunday. Carrasco, 30, finished sixth aboard Sycamore Hall Thoroughbreds’ Libraryofcongress, a first-time starter for trainer Graham Motion, in Race 6, a seven-furlong maiden claimer for 3-year-olds. As a Maryland-bred, the Honor Code colt […]

Hayes Strike Surges Clear Late In Private Terms; Lady Lowery Wires Beyond The Wire

Dixiana Farms’ homebred Grade 2-placed homebred Hayes Strike, back on dirt after a failed attempt on the synthetic, cruised up to front-running Coffeewithchris at the top of the stretch and outran the multiple stakes winner to the wire to capture Saturday’s $100,000 Private Terms at Laurel Park. The 34th running of the Private Terms at […]

Nimitz Class Draws Off In Harrison E. Johnson For Third Successive Stakes Win At Laurel

Bred and based in Pennsylvania, Thomas Coulter’s Nimitz Class has made Maryland his home away from home, rolling to a third consecutive stakes victory at Laurel Park with a popular 6¼-length triumph in Saturday’s $100,000 Harrison E. Johnson Memorial. The 35th running of the one-mile Harrison Johnson for 4-year-olds and up was one of five […]

Riderless ‘Second’ In Gotham, Howgreatisnate Gets Class, Distance Test In Laurel’s Private Terms

Racing fans that watched the Gotham (G3) earlier this month at Aqueduct came away impressed with the way Imaginary Stables’ Howgreatisnate ran, crossing the wire second after having won each of his first four races, two of them in stakes. Thing is, it didn’t count. Howgreatisnate stumbled badly leaving the gate, losing rider J.D. Acosta, […]

‘It’s A Huge Day’: Jaime Rodriguez Rides Record-Tying Seven Winners Friday At Laurel

Paul Fowler Jr.’s 4-year-old gelding Shaft’s Bullett rolled to a popular victory in Friday’s Race 8 feature at Laurel Park to complete a record-tying seven-win day for jockey Jaime Rodriguez. Rodriguez, 32, tied Horacio Karamanos and Chuck Baltazar for the most wins on a single card at Laurel. Baltazar rode seven straight winners Dec. 15, […]

General George Winner Eastern Bay Returns In Not For Love; Robb-Trained Stablemates Top Conniver

Built Wright Stables’ millionaire Eastern Bay, emotional winner of the General George (G3) Feb. 18, returns to Laurel Park chasing his 20th career victory in Saturday’s $75,000 Not For Love, a six-furlong sprint restricted to older Maryland-bred/sired horses. The 9-year-old Eastern Bay had run second in each of his first three graded-stakes attempts – the […]

Coffeewithchris Stretches Out In Laurel’s Next Stakes For 3-Year-Olds

His connections will get a further indication of how far Coffeewithchris wants to go when their multiple stakes-winning sophomore attempts two turns for the first time in Saturday’s $100,000 Private Terms at Laurel Park. The 34th running of the Private Terms at about 1 1/16 miles is the next step in Laurel’s series of stakes […]